Jill S. Schneiderman - Think Fast, Live Slow
The geologic record reflects a deep history characterized by long periods of stasis punctuated by abrupt and profound change. At the same time, geologic history is monotonously cyclical as oceans flood continents that once again emerge above sea level. Is there, or is there not, ʺnothing new under the sunʺ?
Rachel Lovinger - The Journey to Datameaningfulness
Growing up in the 1970s and 80s there was no Internet, and now everyone carries it around in their pocket. My cohort is largely responsible for that, and my own career has focused on how this new environment has changed the way we create and consume information, and even the way we communicate with each other. There are personal reasons for my choices, of course, but they’re steeped in the broader cultural shifts I stumbled into, along with the rest of my generation.
Tahl Raz - The Upside of Adversity - The Gift of Trauma
Almost seven years ago, Tahl Raz experienced something that could only be described as a before-and-after moment, one that divided his life like the spine of an open book. Following a brutal car accident and months of convalescence, his life began to fall apart. They called it post-traumatic stress at the time, but in retrospect, a more apt description of that which followed the trauma might be growth. A quest emerged from the experience, a desire to understand why some people are enhanced by the inevitable failures and traumas of life and others diminished by them.